Based on comments in many forums, Nitto tires run fairly true to size. Nitto's tire sizing has always been confusing from the beginning. They have three different sizes and several different inflation tables. In general, the bigger numbers mean a wider tire, but that doesn't always hold true. Nitto has tried to streamline its sizing for clarity and comparison purposes.
Nitto has become a popular brand in the off-road community, and deservedly so. Their tires are designed to handle different conditions and environments extremely well. They do not emphasize one type of terrain over another. Nitto, as well as our team at Advanced Custom Sound, knows that different people go through different terrains differently. Nitto looks at all types of users during their tire design process.
Nitto Tire's Design Philosophy
Nitto likes to go the opposite way of most companies. They try to think about what users may need, rather than thinking about what their competitors are doing or what is widely popular among the user base. Nitto tries not to be the "me too" company. Nitto knows that the best way to develop a good product is to solve problems. They establish what their users consider important and work from there. When you combine Nitto Tires with lifting your truck, your truck will have better handling, performance on highways or off-roading, and an aesthetically appealing look.
Design of the Tires
Nitto designs the sidewalls of their tires to be able to handle repeated impacts. These impacts come in various forms such as mud, sand, or rocks. Nitto also knows that some people may never see those terrains; instead, they will just drive through town and experience potholes, curbs, and rocks along the roadways. The way Nitto designs its sidewalls is for all types of drivers and driving conditions. They are designed to handle it all extremely well.
The tread designs are well thought out. Nitto knows that the best way to multiple terrains, especially mud, is with teeth in the tire. The more teeth, the better. Nitto racks up on these tires by comparison to other companies. They have successfully designed a multi-use terrain tire that excels everywhere and handles all conditions well. Nitto tires are a true replacement for other tires on the market. These tires do not have any weaknesses that would cause users to look elsewhere for different options, aside from price. Exterior accessories like wheels and rims are an obvious choice if you want your car's tires to look as good as they perform.
Sizing Your Tire
Because Nitto has so many different sizes, each of those tire sizes must have enough sidewall to protect it. Nitto tires are designed for different terrain and conditions. For comparison purposes, when you go from a size like 35/12.50R17 to a 36/12.50R17 there is no change in the millage of the tire. The only difference is the sidewall height and diameter of the tire. A feature that Nitto offers through its sizing is more sidewall size in comparison to a 35/12.50R17 without changing wheel sizes. At Advanced Custom Sound , we have the experience and knowledge to help you select the correct Nitto Tire for your vehicle.
Many Nitto tire reviews will claim that their tires are too wide for the recommend width on your vehicle's bolt pattern. Some people have had luck with running wider than the recommended size, while others say "Don't even think about running the tires wider than recommended." The difference between Nitto and other manufacturers is that Nitto runs its tread widths in comparison to each other. When you go from a 35" tire to 36", you are gaining sidewall height, not millage. This is very different from what other manufacturers do in comparison. So don't make decisions on your own, consult with us at ACS.